Calgary, AB,

Charges laid in bank robberies

We have charged a Calgary man in relation to two bank robberies that occurred earlier this month.

On Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at approximately 11 a.m., an unknown man wearing a disguise entered an RBC bank located at 740 Eighth Avenue S.W., and passed a note to an employee demanding cash.

The suspect fled the area with an undisclosed amount of money. No injuries were reported, and bank staff quickly called police.

Upon arrival, police collected witness statements, including a description of the suspect. Our Robbery Unit detectives were able to quickly identify a possible location for the suspect at a nearby hotel.

After determining the suspect checked out of the hotel, police continued their search for the man who was suspected to have checked into a different hotel.

A short time later, the suspect was located and arrested at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino, located at 11500 35 Street S.E.

The suspect was released with conditions pending his next court date. It is believed the same man is also responsible for another bank robbery in the southwest community of Marda Loop.

At approximately 11:40 a.m., on Friday, March 10, 2023, the suspect entered a TD bank located at 3510 Garrison Gate S.W., and handed a note to an employee demanding cash while claiming he was in possession of a poisonous snake.

The suspect then fled the area prior to police arrival in a taxi with an undisclosed amount of cash. No injuries were reported, and it is believed the man did not actually possess a snake.

Nearby officers were able to quickly locate the taxi and subsequently apprehend the suspect. The taxi driver was unaware of the suspect’s intention to rob the bank and was not involved in the incident.

As a result, Wyatt Robert BODEN, 38, has been charged with two counts of robbery, two counts of wearing a disguise with intent, taxi fraud, and breaching a probation order.

He will next appear in court on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.

“Our investigators and frontline patrol acted quickly and were able to connect various key pieces of evidence that ultimately resulted in the apprehension of the suspect in a timely manner,” says Staff Sergeant Rod Harbidge of the Calgary Police Service Robbery Unit. “While it is frustrating for law enforcement when criminals are released only to quickly reoffend, we are grateful for the co-operation of witnesses and business staff who were able to provide officers with the necessary details and information to advance this investigation.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

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